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Ponsonby

Ponsonby is a hip inner-city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand that is situated just a few kilometres from the central business district of the city. The district has a rich history that began in the 19th century when it was a haven for rich city residents desiring great views of the harbour. The 1950’s saw a downturn in Ponsonby’s fortunes and the area became full of slums that were later inhabited by Auckland’s artist and LBGT community in the 1970’s. Now Ponsonby has undergone a rebirth and is known for its chic restaurants, upmarket shops, nightclubs and trendy boutiques.

  • Take one of Ponsonby’s historical walking tours that include the Freeman’s Bay Walk through the historic back streets, where you will gain insight into the suburb’s rise from slums to one of the best areas of Auckland.
  • Admire the Gothic style of the St Johns Church, a 19th century wooden structure that includes intricate carved detailing done by Anton Teutonberg.
  • See where the outdoor café culture of Auckland got its start at the One 2 One Café, a mainstay of Ponsonby where local artists can be found sipping strong espressos.

One of the best ways to get around Auckland is by the LINK bus system that has colour-coded routes that snake throughout the city. Train service in this city is limited so many residents prefer to get to Ponsonby using taxis or private cars. City planners have encouraged cycling by constructing a dense network of bicycle paths that go through the city. Ponsonby can be explored on foot, as most of the shops, bars, and cafes are centrally located on The Strip so it is a perfect area to spend an afternoon of shopping and eating.

Hotels in Ponsonby

Recommended hotels

From US$77

1 The Surrey Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 20 reviews

465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn Map

With all the contemporary comforts, The Surrey Hotel is a simple timeless refuge, offering you a pure holiday experience. GeneralThe hotel offers excellent conference facilities that cater to your... More

Great time with our son
Great place to stay. Had our fox terrier with us. No problems at all having our dog. The only thing that we had issue with was the people above us could be heard moving around and at times was...
1 Aug 2015
From US$115

2 SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

5 stars
4.7 / 5 145 reviews

90 Federal Street Map

Includes Buffet Breakfast

Offering stunning views and stylish and elegant accommodations, SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland provides an oasis of luxury in the heart of vibrant Auckland. While in the area, tourists should not... More

Fantastic Birthday
We had no idea that we had booked into such a luxurious suite! We were quite blown away by the whole set up. Had a great dinner at Masu and an even better breakfast at Al Brown's latest deli next...
26 Aug 2015
From US$84

3 Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 311 reviews

Corner Of Vincent Street & Mayoral Drive Map

Breakfast & Dinner For 2, Valet Parking & MORE!

Featuring elegant interiors and sophisticated facilities, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland makes for an ideal base for business travellers and tourists visiting Auckland. During leisure, travellers... More

good
Very nice rooms, just a bit expensive for mini bar, not sure how you can charge $36 for a bottle of red, room service was extremely quick, be nice if parking could be included in the price if required
10 Aug 2015
From US$74

4 Auckland City Oaks

4 stars
4.2 / 5 120 reviews

188 Hobson Street Map

FREE Continental Breakfast Pack & Wifi

Travellers looking to explore the vibrant city streets of Auckland find ideal base at the centrally located and lavish spaces of Auckland City Oaks Serviced Apartments Hotel. Besides discovering... More

Night away in the City
Brilliant accommodation. Room had excellent facilities. Breakfast included in price - an added bonus.
16 Apr 2015
From US$99

5 SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 242 reviews

Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets Map

FREE Breakfast

Modern and spacious, SKYCITY Hotel Auckland provides relaxing and stylish accommodations and access to a world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, theatre and live... More

Disappointing first night in NZ
Apart from good location and friendly staff, it would be a very uncomfortable stay. We asked for a harbour view room, but you can barely see the harbour because it’s only around five floors up,...
30 Jul 2015
From US$94

6 Langham Hotel Auckland (The)

5 stars
4.8 / 5 62 reviews

83 Symonds Street Map

Includes Breakfast, Access to Club Lounge & More

Luxurious and modern, The Langham Hotel Auckland provides a convenient base for discerning travellers visiting the biggest city in New Zealand. This Auckland hotel places vacationers close to key... More

Very relaxing after a busy day
It is a lovely hotel to come back to after a busy day, a peaceful atmosphere and good pool etc
28 Aug 2015
From US$85

7 Amora Hotel Auckland (New name of Duxton)

4 stars
4.5 / 5 381 reviews

100 Greys Avenue Map

Includes Breakfast For 2

Ideally situated within convenient distance from Auckland central business district, Amora Hotel Auckland creates a fitting starting point for discerning travellers looking to explore the north... More

Nice room, overlooking street down town
The hotel was easy to get too coming from the north. Hotel staff were friendly and helped getting our car parked under the hotel. This time we stayed the room was much quieter than last so we will...
27 Jul 2015
From US$118

8 Stamford Plaza Auckland

5 stars
4.5 / 5 61 reviews

22-24 Albert Road Map

Includes Valet Parking & Breakfast

Offering luxurious accommodation and pleasing hospitality, Stamford Plaza Auckland invites guests to experience the first-class service, timeless decor and excellent inner city location. Guests at... More

Great city getaway
Wonderful stay at a great hotel. Brilliant location and delicious breakfast. The room was spacious and quiet.
16 Jan 2015
From US$63

9 Grand Windsor Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 97 reviews

56-80 Queen Street Map

Stay 3 Nights & Save 15%

Boasting a great location that is just a few minutes away from Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals and entertainment venues, Park Regis Auckland is an ideal place for an enjoyable holiday. Vulcan... More

Great location
The best asset for this hotel is its location - downtown and close to all public transport and the harbour. I had organised a late arrival and had no difficulties checking in at midnight. The room...
25 Aug 2015
From US$186

10 Hilton Auckland

5 stars
4.8 / 5 22 reviews

Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street Map

With an enviable setting in the heart of the city close to the business precinct, Hilton Auckland makes for an ideal starting point for travellers in Auckland. This waterfront hotel places... More

Great Location
What a lovely hotel. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Room was a wee bit small, but very comfortable. It would have been a bonus if we had ocean views.
23 Feb 2015
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